WUSCT. The WUSCT is a semiprojective inventory consisting of 18 to 36 sentence stems (with different forms for men and women) relating to Loevinger's (1998) eight levels of social-cognitive development.
The WUSCT is a reliable and valid measure of ego development; extensive research using the WUSCT as a measure of ego development offers substantial confirmation of its strength as a psychometric assessment of social-cognitive development (e.g., Cook-Greuter & Soulen, 2007; Lilienfeld et al., 2000; Manners & Durkin, 2001; Noam et al., 2006).
(Percentages have been rounded.) The pretest and posttest WUSCT scores are presented in Table 1; both the median and the modal scores represented the Self-aware (E5) level.
The two alternate short forms of Loevinger's assessment instrument, the WUSCT
, may be given as pre-posttests and as a 6-month follow-up.
The individual's stage, as measured using Loevinger and Wessler's (1970) WUSCT
or Cook-Greuter's (1999) SCTi-LDP, is based on a combination of complex statistics of the distribution and qualitative analysis of this individual's responses.
WUSCT. The WUSCT (Hy & Loevinger, 1996; Loevinger, 1976, 1998; Loevinger & Wessler, 1970) is a free-response measure of ego development that assesses cognitive, moral, character, and self-development.
WUSCT raters have achieved interrater reliabilities that exceed .90 (e.g., .94 in Novy, 1993).
Consenting respondents were given the CCQ, the WUSCT, and the information questionnaire, in that order.